Japanese soldiers, South Wales Borderers and Sikhs, 2 October 1914
Photograph, World War One, Far East (1914-1918), 1914.
2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers, along with a detachment of the 36th Sikhs, formed the bulk of the British troops sent to assist the Japanese in capturing Germany's naval base at Tsingtao (Qingdao) in China. Both units were garrisoning Tientsin (Tianjin) in northern China when they were sent to Tsingtao in September 1914.
From an album of 65 photographs compiled by Brig N W Barnardiston, commanding British troops in North China, 1914.
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